Palo Verde Wash

Borrego Springs, California (Imperial County)

Last Updated: 05/21/2019
4 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 9.77 miles
Highest Elevation: 492 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Borrego Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Salton City
Official Road Name: Palo Verde Wash
Management Agency: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
District: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Highlight: Palo Verde Wash
In the middle of the overland capital of the world, Anza Borrego, sits this great cut-through wash that allows you to dust off the 4x4's and let your hair blow in the wind. Many off-road enthusiasts use Palo Verde Wash as a connector from San Felipe Wash to the S22. Named after the green twigs on the trail, Palo Verde is a Spanish term for these small plants. Thus, when in the area, take a side trip down Palo Verde Wash to change things up.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Southern Trailhead at San Felipe Wash (0 mi)
The trail connects with San Felipe Wash and heads north.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Borrego Springs, CA

From Borrego Springs, CA, take S22 east 13.8 miles. The wash will be on the south side of the road.



Trail Reviews (6)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: This review and the one of "The Slot" both mention San Felipe Wash as a connector. When I click on the link for San Felipe I get a "404" error. Can you give the mods a heads-up?
–sdde4n (10/08/2018)
–John (02/19/2019)

Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
For individual use only, not to be shared.